Are you preparing for an important event, a major appearance or just the valentine season, but your beauty goals seem hard to achieve despite all that you’ve done? Maybe the problem is not what you need to do, but what you need to stop doing.
If you’ve decided to show up to any function, then it’s best you look the part… show out! Below are some beauty mistakes you might be making and how to avoid them:
- Applying makeup on dry skin:
Applying makeup on dry skin is one of the biggest mistakes made during the makeup process. You should moisturize your face properly to get a flawless makeup outcome, or else your face may appear dry and cracked.
Remember to change your makeup when due to avoid irritations and creasy makeup. Always use a foundation with a shade close to our natural skin tone and avoid the foundations that are way lighter than your skin tone.
Using a foundation that does not match your skin tone will form a layer on top of our skin that may appear very unnatural. Applying a full face of thick foundation does not make you look flawless and great, rather, it makes the face look cakey. It’s always best to use a thin layer of foundation that gives your face a natural finish.
- Not sleeping enough
Sleep is important for your health in many ways, but did you know that it can also help your skin look better? While you are sleeping, your skin repairs itself. During this repair process, more collagen is produced, circulation is improved, and under-eye puffiness is reduced.
While getting enough sleep should be on the top of your self-care list already, knowing that beauty sleep is a real thing will hopefully help you make it a priority. Without an adequate amount of sleep, your skin will produce more cortisol and less growth hormone, which will leave your skin more prone to wrinkles and less able to repair at night. Make sure you get enough beauty sleep each night, not only for your mental and physical health, but also for your skin.
- Not applying sunscreen
Sunscreen is one of the most vital parts of any makeup routine, especially in this part of the world. It is essentially irreplaceable. But many tend to skip sunscreen, which is equivalent to a skincare sin. To avoid sunburns and the likes, ensure to use sunscreen before stepping out of your house.
- Not staying hydrated
Drinking enough water and staying hydrated is important for your overall health, including your skin. If you stay hydrated and drink enough water daily, your skin will likely stay hydrated and look great! Drinking enough water detoxifies the body and improves the appearance of all skin types.
- Drinking too much alcohol:
Drinking too much alcohol can have a negative effect on your skin. Alcohol is a diuretic (it rids your body of salt/sodium and water), which means that every sip you take dries your skin out.
This is one of the ways excessive drinking affects the skin. It can further lead to signs of premature aging, including fine lines and wrinkles.
- Not exercising
When you exercise, food nutrients are circulated to the body which keeps it looking healthy. Exercising helps the heart rate and improves blood circulation which can help to transport oxygen and food nutrients. Exercising keeps you looking fit and agile which therefore, boosts your confidence and self-esteem. It is also helpful for anti-aging.
- Not visiting the spa regularly
Your beauty resolutions should include ensuring that your skin, hair and nails are always appealing and well taken care of, which is a major benefit of visiting the spa regularly. Getting regular facial/body treatments helps you feel confident and more beautiful in your skin, even without makeup.
It is well known that the best foundation for great makeup is a healthy and glowing skin. The quality of your skin is a reflection of your lifestyle and all-round wellness.
Create the perfect base for your makeup by consistently taking care of your skin with both our naturally enhancing skincare products and treatments. Shop our products or book an appointment at the ORÍKÌ website now.